This outfit is a great example of hard and soft. The faux leather skirt in a mini a-line shape gives it a playful twist, and paired with a sweet Angora pink sweater it’s innocent with a touch of vixen. The Christian Louboutin studded bag reminds me of a bowling bag, so I thought it was perfect to bring to The Alley.
Sequin varsity jacket by Line & Dot and faux leather skirt by Eighty Sixty from Sam’s Closet. Angora pink sweater, Sparkler bling necklace, Pop phone, and I Phone case by C. Wonder. Chanel belt from The Trunk Show. Blue mary jane heels by Prada and studded bag by Christian Louboutin from Bob Ellis. Sunglasses by House of Harlow from Luna.
Who said you can’t wear a floral print in winter? These days anything goes – it’s okay to wear white after Labor Day and floral prints in the winter. This dress by Theia from Swoon is so dreamy, it’s retro and so now.
Dress by Theia, pink clutch by Ted Baker from Swoon. Pink suede heels by Carolina Espinosa from Shoes on King. Rings by Melinda Maria from Cose Belle. Bow pin by Chanel and jeweled headband by Mui Mui from The Trunk Show. Jeweled earrings from C. Wonder.
Ensemble Consignment Boutique on James Island is one of my favorite haunts. You can find such a variety of cute things at a great price. The owner Kristen Armstrong has a great eye and knows how to select items that her customers can’t resist to buy.
If your looking for that perfect holiday outfit or gift ideas, Ensemble is hosting an event this Thursday Dec. 5th at the new beer garden in James Island, Bohemian Bull from 6-8pm. “The Sequin Shindig” will also include local vendors Brinko Ties, Kendal Leonard Designs, re-purposed cowboy boots by Sazzy Ware, LLC, handmade earrings by Otero Designs and Copper & Teal, and do it yourself crafts by Rock Paper Scissors Studio.
Photography by Jeni Rone at Sea Star Arts, Styling by Kristen Armstrong and Andrea Serrano, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Bailey Desiree at Allure Salon, Models – Lauren Binard Tuorto and MacKenzie O’Brien, all wardrobe from Ensemble Consignment Boutique, shot on location at Bohemian Bull.
There’s nothing cooler than a vintage car, so I had to step up my game and really go for it with this “Greaser” inspired look. I’m obsessed with this studded varsity jacket by Unif at Cartel Supply Co, it’s the perfect mix of classic and edgy.
Studded varsity jacket byUnif from Cartel Supply Co, Twiggy t-shirt from Haute Hanger, faux leather skirt by Blank NYC from Luna, pumps by Vince Camuto from Shoes on King, A charm necklace from Moon & Lola, Cobalt bag by Prada from Bob Ellis, black studded cuff from C. Wonder.
On the eve of Thanksgiving I’m thankful for my loving family, dear friends, and my creative collaborators. Also, getting to live an amazing place like Charleston and living each day to the fullest fuels my passion for what I do. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there!
Top by Kay, jeans by Level 99, maribou vest by Line & Dot from Sam’s Closet. Shoes by JP Todd’s from The Trunk Show Hat from Goorin Bros., Rings from Joint Ventures. Antique button with amber chandelier crystal necklace and optometrist eye glass with antique watch bevel hung form sterling chain necklace by Ethel Fern Designs and Mineral bracelet by Julietta Miro from Utopia. Sunglasses by See. Dog collar and leash by Crew LaLa.
Jacket by Ted Baker, dress by Atelier Nicole Miller, and 4 karat chocolate diamond art deco ring all at Swoon.
Jacket by Ted Baker, skirt by Kay Unger, gold ring, clutch by Ted Baker all from Swoon Charleston.
Dress by Adrianna Papell, diamond pendant necklace, oval, green peridot ring in white gold & diamonds, Brilliant-cut aqua marine ring in white gold and diamonds all from Swoon Charleston. Birdcage from Ooh! Events.
Dress by Tracy Reese, kimono top by Bell by Alicia Bell, vintage turquoise necklace with diamonds and rubies, diamond and sapphire ring all from Swoon Charleston.
Beaded Caplette by Image of Me, tank with beading by Chan Luu, skirt by Chan Luu, necklace worn as headpiece and necklace by Miguel Ases, 4 karat chocolate diamond art deco ring, shoes by Louise et Cie all from Swoon Charleston. Suitcases from Ooh! Events. Shot on location at Cypress Gardens.
Model, August is showing her best Grecian Goddess look for local boutique, Swoon Charleston. The beaded dress is timeless, ethereal, dreamy, and perfect for any formal outdoor occasion.
Dress by Adrianna Papell, mother of pearl necklace worn as headpiece, 4 karat chocolate diamond art deco ring all from Swoon Charleston.
Photography by Jonathan Balliet, assisted by Nick Smith, model – August Bradham, Fashion Stylist - Andrea Serrano assisted by Sarah Frierson, makeup and hair by Charlotte Belk assisted by Meg Ann Workman at Elysium Salon and The Elysium Agency.
I love mixing patterns and prints together. This top and skirt from V2V Charleston is the perfect example of mixing things up without looking crazy. The heart Moschino bag from The Trunk Show is probably one of my favorite finds to date.
Top by W. Julienne, skirt by Free People, and necklace from V2V Charleston. Ring and Borel watch from Joint Ventures. Belt by B.Low the Belt from Sam’s Closet. Booties by Kate Spade from Shoes on King. Heart bag by Moschino and vintage hat from The Trunk Show. Antique silver tea set from Curiosity. Dog collar and leash by Crew LaLa.
Top by Sanctuary Clothing, skirt by Vintage Collection, headpiece by Vincero, vermeil shark tooth necklace, turkish ring with blue stone, clear stone with cross ring, boots by Old Gringo all from Out of Hand Boutique. Green chair and birdcage from Ooh! Events.
Top by Hutch, coat by Marie Eiffel, jeans by Genetic Denim, boots by Seychelles, silver Guadalupe ring by Schmidt Jewelry & Gifts, crescent necklace by Lauren Wolf Jewelry, silver cross earrings and tiara ring by Amery Carriere Designs, coral ring by Catherine Weitzman, blue agate ring by Chan Luu, and crown by Sherri Designs all from Out of Hand Boutique. Chair, rug, tables, and cakestand from Ooh! Events. Coconut cake from Sugar.
Dress by Together, amber necklace with multi chains by Primitives by Kathy, silver and gold ring with purple stone by Primitives by Kathy, green stone ring by Chan Luu, boots by Old Gringo all from Out of Hand. Floral headpiece by Out of the Garden, deer from Pernell’s Taxidermy.
Top by Hazel, leggings by Matty M, shoes by Bacio 61, feather headband, diamond headband, blue stone ring, purple stone ring by Primitives by Kathy, necklace by Made in the Deep South all from Out of Hand Boutique.
These outfits from Out of Hand‘s fall look book are inspired by mystical woodland creatures. Our muse, Lily plays a bohemian princess who watches over her beloved animals in her enchanted forest.
Top by Aryn K., skirt by Hazel, belt by Ada Collection, druzy bracelet by Mickey Lynn, cross and round ring by Citi Jewels Inc, wood ring with white druzy ring by Claudia Lobao, earrings by Ardsley Int. all from Out of Hand Boutique, custom antler headpiece by Out of the Garden, antique bike from Ooh! Events.
Photography by Jonathan Balliet, assisted by Nick Smith, model – Lily Sykora at Tout Talent. Fashion Stylist - Andrea Serrano, makeup and hair by Charlotte Belk assisted by Meg Ann Workman at Elysium Salon and The Elysium Agency. Prop styling by Jonathan Balliet and Andrea Serrano. Shot on location at Cypress Gardens. Alligator courtesy of Pernell’s Taxidermy.
At this point I believe the motorcycle should be a staple in every women’s closet. It can give your look an edge instantly without trying too hard. Pearl in Mt. Pleasant has several motorcycle jackets from leather to waxed cotton, to black and beige. Always good to have options ladies.
Top by Tibi, leather jacket by Joie, pants by Phillip Lim, shoes by L’Agence, bag by Anya Hindmarch, ring by Meghna Designs and cuff by Sophie Blake all at Pearl Mt. Pleasant.
There’s nothing more that I love than hunting for special pieces in the local shops here in Charleston. One of my secret weapons is The Trunk Show, where they stock vintage and gently worn designer labels. When you walk into their store give yourself at least an hour to peruse and dig through jam packed racks and shelves. Another good old standby is Utopia where they carry easy basics mixed in with fun separates and dresses. This store has been in business for over 20 years, a Charleston institution indeed!
Vintage fur jacket, hat by White House Black Market and Hermes belt from The Trunk Show, boots by Vince Camuto from Shoes on King, ring from Joint Ventures, Top by Lilla P and leggings by Miracle Body from Utopia. Crystal necklace by Maslo Jewelry from V2V Charleston. Dog collar and leash from Crew LaLa
Photography by Evan Laettner, styling by Andrea Serrano, makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare & Makeup Studio, hair by Charlotte Belk with assistant Elizabeth Gravels at Elysium Salon, fashion assistants Sarah Frierson and Nicloe Schon, all models from Tout Talent. Shot at The Thomas Bennett House.
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Photography by Olivia Rae James
Lindsey Carter’s current collection for her label Troubadour is another home run. The classic silhouettes combined with modern and playful prints can add a jolt of energy to any closet. This local talent is making huge strides and has been picked by national retailers such as Neiman Marcus and across the pond at Harvey Nichols.
This fringe skirt by Ark & Co. from V2V Charleston is so fun. It has a 20′s flapper flair, but paired with boots and a wide brim hat it exudes boho-rock n’ roll all the way. I love to mix up different elements for an unexpected twist. My new pup Pepper loves showing off this bow tie collar from local company Crew LaLa. What’s a Charleston dog without a bow tie?
Top by Dolce Vita and skirt by Ark & Co., bracelet by Maslo Jewelry from V2V Charleston. Ring from Joint Ventures. Boots by Vince Camuto from Shoes on King. Hat from Goorin Brothers. Necklaces by Laine from Curiosity. Dog collar and leash by Crew LaLa.
What better way to make a statement than with a iridescent neoprene dress? This amazing dress by Cynthia Rowley even has pockets, which is an added bonus. I’m also in love with these earrings and city scape ring by Noir Jewelry from Harleston. These Rebecca Minkoff booties from Shoes on King are the ultimate versatile shoe that can be worn with jeans or a dressier look.
This Emanuel Ungaro plaid suit from The Trunk Show is everything. The bright colors makes it so not traditional. I love also mixing high with low, so when I saw that this Forever 21 top from Ensemble Consignment Boutique matched the suit I had to go for it. I’m also obsessed with these Kate Spade booties from Shoes on King. The mesh detail makes it look like your wearing sheer socks with a T strap heel, genius!
Plaid suit by Emanuel Ungaro and Chanel bag from The Trunk Show, hat by Goorin Brothers, shoes by Kate Spade from Shoes on King, vintage ring from Joint Ventures, Top by Forever 21 from Ensemble Consignment Boutique, Dog collar and leash from Crew LaLa
I just adore the French Quarter area of downtown. The architecture and cobblestone streets are reminiscent of a quaint Parisian neighborhood.
Top by Amanda Uprichard, earrings and bracelets by Maslo Jewelry from V2V Charleston, skirt by Karl Lagerfeld from The Trunk Show, hat by Goorin Brothers, shoes by Sam Edelman and bag by Milly from Shoes on King, watch by Borel and vintage ring from Joint Ventures, Sunglasses from See, Dog collar and leash from Crew LaLa
This t-shirt by Memory’s Museum is by local street wear aficionado and photographer Tyler Jordan Mansour. He’s been a long time collaborator, and always brings a sharp creative eye to every project. He will be featuring his shirts among other street wear brands at The Big Mix this Saturday at the YMCA.
The founder and creator of The Big Mix , KJ Kearney, wanted to create a platform to showcase southern street wear brands in a relatively untapped market. He debuted this event during Charleston Fashion Week in 2011 with much success. His dedication to street wear culture spawned his former blog H1gher Learning where he posted hundreds of articles, interviews, and look books. The Big Mix is a progressive event that will surely bring some flavor to our charming southern city.
Just when you’ve seen it all, just wait until you experience Charleston’s 1st Fashion Truck, The Rolling Rack Boutique. Even though the food truck trend has caught on fire, selling clothes out of a truck is a trailblazing concept. Check out my Q & A with owner and creator Amanda Stephenson about how she’s bringing the store to you in her hip mobile boutique. Maybe Miss South Carolina was on to something when she said “That’s how we roll”.